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Fabrication of Polysaccharides-Protein complex Nano-Hybrid Scaffold as regenerative biomaterial for bone tissue engineering

Project description

Nano-biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration

The development of new biomaterials in bone tissue engineering requires an interdisciplinary effort. The biomaterial has to mimic the function of the extracellular matrix, including the complex cell interactions and physical properties of the scaffold. The goal of the EU-funded PONS project is to fabricate an organic–inorganic complex nanohybrid scaffold as a bone implant in tissue engineering. The nanohybrid scaffold will consist of three components, including an inorganic particle containing biological carrier molecules (BCM), a polysaccharide and a protein. Layered double hydroxides will be functionalised with BCM for the controlled release of biological molecules that will direct cell–material interactions.


Net EU contribution
€ 178 320,00
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00